In anticipation of Charlie Kirk’s speaking engagement at the University of California, Davis at the invitation of the Turning Point USA’s student group, Chancellor Gary May released a remarkable video, expressing the hope that no one would show up for the event. Yes, he said, “we can work together to neutralize and negate their influence” — and we do this in the name of free speech.
Chancellor May made clear that he personally considered Kirk’s views to be “loathsome and hurtful.” And he referred to Kirk as “a well-known proponent of misinformation and hate and who has advocated for violence against transgender individuals.” (Kirk noted in a response video that he might sue May for the trans-related comment.)
For his part, May stated that he was standing with the university’s trans and non-binary community members and opposing Kirk’s “hateful and divisive message.”
He explained that he could not stop the event from taking place, based on the law (it’s clear he would have stopped it otherwise). But, he noted, if there was a “clear and present danger to the campus,” the event could be stopped.
Accordingly, he said, “while I abhor the inflammatory speech of this speaker,” school policy permitted him to speak.
Of course, the event itself was peaceful on the part of TPUSA and Kirk. But it was not peaceful on the part of the Antifa protestors, who violently stormed the building where it was being held, even smashing through some of the glass doors.
It appears the chancellor’s concerns about a potential violence were pointed in the wrong direction….
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Kirk has been improving slightly since the days of 2019, but it’s still funny that an organization that takes as little of a stand as TPUSA is viewed as an “extreme threat” – even Antifa thinks that TPUSA represents a legitimate fascist organization; genuinely believe that some of them have brains small enough to believe that, but a lot of them also probably spread the lie just because they think TPUSA is a “gateway drug” to the more potent beliefs of religiosity etc.
What “hateful” things has the young Mr. Kirk said (or written)?
How “dangerous” is he that a university chancellor would like to shut him down and shut him up?
Why are attacks against him always vague?
UCs used to tolerate free speech.
And, Mr. Kird did not advocate violence against trans persons.
(And, in fact, he probably fights against the violence of genital mutilation and dismemberment of so-called “trans” children, suffering from gender discordance).
“…“while I abhor the inflammatory speech of this speaker..” But you are in love with your own inflammatory speech. No surprise here.
Chancellor Gary May should be fired. What he did was totally unthinkable and unprofessional. Love Charlie Kirk and his TPUSA. I am on his email list. He is a bright hope for America. I am always so amazed at him and his TPUSA– he is now only about age 30, being born quite recently, in 1993. Quite a gifted young leader. He has written some good books– I would someday like to get one of them, “The College Scam.” Because of our belief in Free Speech, American colleges and universities were besieged– and finally taken over– by leftists, in the late 1960s– they were actually allowed way too much freedom, with their anti-war riots and mayhem.
Democrats are totalitarians. They are Nazis. They are Communists. They are Antifa. They are wicked.
The problem is that the chancellor,the woke,the socs,and the commies all fear the truth.It hurts and exposes them.They have nothing but name calling to retalliate with.
At Stanford University, the Law School DEI Associate Dean, Tirien Steinbach, was placed on leave, following a horrific disruption, along with students, of a speech given by an invited speaker, a federal judge– Judge Kyle Duncan, of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The disruption was so terrible that the Judge could not give his speech at all. Among the protesters’ angry complaints, was the refusal of Judge Duncan to use a transgemder sex offender’s preferred pronouns, in a 2020 opinion. The entire Law School student body was required to attend a mandatory training in Free Speech.
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